Polenta with Back Bacon and Eggs

Author: Canadian Living

Poached eggs sit pretty atop a stack of pan-crisped polenta and back bacon.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded old Cheddar cheese
  • 12 slices back bacon
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 green onion chopped
Polenta:
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • pinch pepper
  • 3/4 cups cornmeal

Method

Polenta: In saucepan, bring chicken stock and pepper to boil; gradually whisk in cornmeal until thickened. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes or until stiff to stir and cornmeal is softened. Scrape into 11- x 7-inch (2 L) glass baking dish, spreading evenly. Refrigerate, uncovered, for at least 1 hour or until firm. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.) Cut into 6 pieces.

In large nonstick skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; cook polenta, turning once, for 5 minutes or until golden. Transfer to serving plates; sprinkle with cheese.

Add remaining oil to pan; cook bacon, turning once, for 4 minutes or until browned. Place 2 slices on each piece of polenta; keep warm.

Meanwhile, into shallow saucepan, pour enough water to come 3 inches (8 cm) up side; bring to boil. Reduce heat to gently simmer. One at a time, break eggs into small dish; gently slip into simmering water. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until desired doneness. Remove each egg with slotted spoon and drain well, pressing spoon on towel to remove excess water; place 1 on top of bacon on each piece of polenta. Sprinkle with onion.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 903 mg
  • Protein 18 g
  • Calories 278.0
  • Total fat 15 g
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g

%RDI

  • Iron 10.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 13.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 10.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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